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Know your skin and spot the signs of skin cancer

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australians, with one person dying every six hours from melanoma. As skin cancer is easier to treat when found early, it is really important to get to k...

Skin cancer: What you need to know

CATEGORY: Treatment, Detection, Risks

Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, accounting for over a quarter of cases globally. In fact, two in three Aussies will be diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease by the time we r...

How does the UV Index work?

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks

We are frequently reminded of the importance of sun safety and protecting ourselves from ultraviolet (UV) radiation to avoid skin cell damage, which leads to premature signs of ageing and skin cancer....

Are sun beds a safe alternative for a winter tan?

CATEGORY: Risks

With winter in full swing, your skin may be lacking its usual tan. But did you know that solariums and sun beds are not a safe way to get that summer glow?

How the ozone layer impacts skin cancer risk

CATEGORY: Risks, Research

Our risk of developing skin cancer has been elevated by changes to the ozone layer over the last 40 years, according to an international study. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in...

Why should I see an Aesthetic Doctor rather than an injector nurse or a beauty therapist?

CATEGORY: Risks

Many clinics and beauty salons offer aesthetic treatments at various prices and promising the best results. When researching the treatments provided at both salons and skin specialist clinics, they te...

6 skin cancer myths you shouldn't believe

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australians, with around 800,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Yet there are many misconceptions about skin cancer that many people continue to believe...

Can your pets get skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Risks

You may not have thought about your pets developing skin cancer, since animals are usually covered with hair, scales or feathers and protected from the sun. But skin tumours are not unique to humans; ...

Are you likely to get skin cancer?

CATEGORY: Risks

Skin cancer often shows no symptoms until an advanced stage, but has the potential to cause scarring, severe disfigurement, or even death. The disease can affect anyone and occur anywhere on the body ...

Guys, when was your last skin check?

CATEGORY: Detection, Risks

When was the last time you, your father, brother, son or husband got a skin check? Australian men are urged to stop ignoring the risk of skin cancer, with research showing that most men underestimate ...